I joined the Lower Mainland Green Team because I believe that it is worth making an effort to keep what we have. I prefer not to spend my time pointing fingers at others and demanding change in them. I believe that real power comes from our own actions and choices. The LMGT allows me to exercise this strength. Sometimes I feel like I am up against a battle too large to win, but when I see the people who have chosen to give up a few hours of their day to join in it heartens me. It is a very satisfying feeling to see the difference between how a park looks when we start and how it looks when we leave. I hope people will not be overcome by despair at climate change but will take the opportunity to make real change in their personal choices.